I swear I’m the luckiest senior photographer! Have I said that before? The seniors that I photograph are just fantastic! I love getting to know them and am very thankful they chose me to capture them. I had one mom email this week and said they loved the images of their senior and how they were elated that I captured their child’s true essence. That is my goal each and every session. I was so excited for this Oxford High School Senior Portraits session since we first started discussing the plan. Emily wanted sunflowers so we went to Blake’s in Armada.
For the rest of Emily’s Oxford High School Senior Portraits session we met up at the farm where she lives. Farm Senior Portraits are perfect when you live on a beautiful farm. What a wonderland that place is! It was straight out of book with split rail fences, farm house, barn, silos, out buildings including an original outhouse, rolling fields, farm equipment,… I immediately fell in love with this beautiful farm. It makes me so happy that Emily and her family have these images of their beautiful daughter in a place so close to their heart. The farm and Emily may change but they have these images forever. Emily is quick to smile and has such a beautiful heart! It was so great meeting you Emily. Love your infectious smile and fun-loving spirit!
Sunflower Field Senior Portrait Session
Oxford High School Senior Portraits
We started Emily’s session at a beautiful meadow near her home. She just glows in this beautiful setting.
This Metamora farm is a dream come true. I would love to photograph here in every season. I bet this farm is truly magical with snow. I can’t help but picture it with large puffy snowflakes gently falling. This
Farm Senior Portraits
When you live on a beautiful country road you just have to be photographed there too! The lighting wasn’t right earlier but as the sun got lower I brought out my off camera flash lighting. This allows you to control the ambient light of the background and add just the right amount and quality of light to your subject. For all the times Emily and her family have been up and down this road, here it is at it’s finest, as a beautiful backdrop for Emily’s senior portraits.
And for the grand finale, photo proof that we had fun until the cows came home! Yes, your session comes with free corny jokes. I can’t help but make corny jokes but it also is a great way for seniors to feel at ease.
I loved sharing Emily’s session. It was so much fun being with her at this fabulous farm!
I’d love to talk about a high school senior portrait session just for you! Check out my senior portrait gallery and may be you will get inspiration or an idea for a location that is just right for you! Let’s chat!
Last Saturday was a beautiful day in Michigan! I was the lucky senior photographer to do Adams High School Senior Portraits in Rochester MI for Ms. Brianna! We met up in downtown Rochester Michigan. Brianna chose such fun outfits. They fit in great with the downtown area of Rochester. I just love her style! I loved meeting Brianna and getting to know her a fit. She and her sister walked around together like the best friends that they are. We all had such fun together! There were some silly faces to get relaxed and make the session more fun! Then Brianna couldn’t help but let her beautiful smile shine. I just loved her expressions. Brianna looked fabulous every where we went. From the bricks and rock walls, and black metal steps and railing to a plain grey wall. She was just radiant, and her hair! Sign!
Adams High School Senior Portraits in Rochester MI
After downtown Rochester we went over to a beautiful meadow. Brianna’s silky lavender dress was just perfect here. The beautiful grasses have a beautiful purple tone this time of year, wouldn’t you agree?
I had to show Brainna and her sister the back of the camera when I was taking this pictures. The blue of the river was unbelievable, and her eyes looked even more amazing!
Have a said before that I love Senior Portrait Sessions? I love walking around to areas we know and finding new spots that make these individuals shine! Class of 2021 Seniors there are still some times for your Senior Portraits. This year Adams High School and Stoney Creek High School seniors have to go to a chain photography location for their yearbook photos but I am still able to submit yearbook photographs for Rochester High School. If want more information on Senior Sessions you can check out our Senior Portraits Magazine. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
I keep telling my seniors that I’m the luckiest Rochester Michigan High School Senior Portraits photographer! The seniors I photograph are all so impressive. I love meeting and getting to know them and let them shine! Laura is such a gem! I loved hearing about her background, including her time in Mexico and Italy. I let her know I would not mind if she thought we needed to do part of her session in Italy. We settled for a few spots that made us think of Italy. She also wore a serape that her grandmother had embroidered for her. I love when Seniors bring special items to their sessions. These images will be cherished for years so special items make them even more heartfelt and unique.
Rochester Michigan High School Senior Portraits
I loved talking to Laura about her plans for the future. I have this strong feeling that she will go far. It was my pleasure meeting such a sweet and smart young woman! I was so glad to hear how she and her parents love her senior portraits. We shared a beautiful night in Rochester and I’m so happy that they have these keepsakes of Laura’s senior year at Rochester High School.
The upperclassman years of high school have enough situations to weed through… How many times should the student take the SAT? How many AP classes are enough to get me where I want to go? What do I want to do with my years after high school? I’d love to help make your choice of what senior photographer to use, an easier one. I’ll spend some time learning about your senior and designing just the right session for them. At their high school senior portrait session I give them space to be themselves. This is usually how to get the to truly shine and show their personality. After the session I can help with the decisions of which products you will cherish for years. I’d love for you to contact me and we can talk about senior portraits just for you!
Stoney Creek High School Senior Portraits with Evan! School is wrapping up for Seniors at Rochester Community School! It’s a crazy year and these awesome seniors are missing out on many timely traditions but their accomplishments can’t be diminished. Evan will be attending Northwood University’s BBA/MBA Honors Program majoring in Entrepreneurship after attending Michigan National Guard training in Fort Jackson SC this summer. He was involved in Key Club, National Honor Society, and Cross Country. All while getting a business off the ground! Evan founded EMC Applied Products LLC, which involves applications of anti-microbial coating on high contact surfaces. I can’t even imagine all that went into that business venture.
Evan’s sessions (yes, two) were so great! It was great helping Evan and his parents create new memories. For me, I’ll always treasure when his mom told me his sessions were a true highlight of his high school years. I’m glad they have an album of images to take them back to these days any time they want to take a trip back in time.
For the first session we went to the historical Van Hoosen Farm and Museum, close to home, where he spent a lot of time while growing up. This farm is just a gem in Rochester! The kids learn about the history of the place during school field trips but I think it’s the gorgeous land and river that capture their heart. During our session he found a crayfish, a snake and toad – just like old times!
Stoney Creek High School Senior Portraits at Van Hoosen Farm and Detroit
Detroit senior portrait session
After the farm we headed off for Detroit. The style and vibe of Detroit never disppoint and it was the perfect backdrop for this Senior with great business accomplishments and future aspirations!
My goal is for my seniors to relax, have fun and let their guard down so I can capture the many aspects of their personality. So spontaneously dancing is perfect when it happens!
Van Hoosen Farm Senior Portrait Session
In the fall we went back to Van Hoosen Farm to capture Evan in the glorious fall colors. Another good time, with more fun poses captured!
Class of 2021 it’s time to think about your Stoney Creek High School Senior portraits. Class of 2021 Rochester High School and Adams High School seniors I’d love to talk to you about your senior portraits. Class of 2021 let’s chat! Check out the pArt of Life Photography Senior Gallery! Stay tuned for our Senior App with tips on preparing for your session!
Stoney Creek Varsity Senior Portraits
We knew we wanted to feature Reid’s participation in varsity sports for his Stoney Creek Varsity Senior Portraits. Since Reid just wrapped up his senior season on the Soccer team we went to the field at schools for some extra cool shots! After a few tries of finding the field busy we ended up with the perfect night. I love bringing along lighting to make images like this a possibility with the right lighting on the person and showing off the beautiful background in it’s full glory. In addition to soccer, Reid plays lacrosse and runs track. On top of that he’s a great student and a great guy! He was such a good sport and we had a great time for his senior portraits.
Downtown Rochester Senior Portraits
Reid’s senior session started out in his hometown of Rochester. Gotta love a Rochester senior that can appreciate his hometown. Rochester is full of great features and is perfect for showing a senior and all his style and personality.
Stoney Creek High School Varsity Sports Senior Portraits
I love incorporating photos at the high school, and Stoney Creek High School makes an especially great backdrop.
Reid’s session was so much fun, running around town and multiple times checking on the football/soccer field availability. Along the way some great laughs were shared. Reid sure did represent! I love his style and he rocks the soccer clothes and varsity jacket. Wishing him a very bright future!
I feel bad about the Class of 2020 Seniors and all that they are missing out on. Wishing them all health now and for years to come. I’m glad they will have their portraits to look back on and reminisce about all the good times they had. I look forward to brighter days for all of them. Their strength, even though they may not feel it every day, will move them forward. For the Class of 2021 I hope to provide them with some great memories as they move forward, past these crazy times, that we will never fully move away from. But I strive to help them remember some bright spots that can’t be taken away. These days will not leave us but I strive to bring out brightness to help us all overcome and be a little stronger and cherish what is important to us.
I’d love to talk to you about your customized Senior Portrait session!
I’d love to share some tips for choosing a great senior photographer. I’d love to be your metro Detroit senior photographer of choice.
Junior year of high school is so full of decisions to be made by both the student and the parent. How many times should they take the SAT or ACT? What the heck is FAFSA and do I have to do it? How many AP classes should I take my Senior year? How many college tours should I go on? Which classes are best to start with and transfer from a Community College? How much should I expect to spend on prom? Do I have to go to a certain photographer for the yearbook photo? The list goes on… I’d like to help you with the decision of choosing a senior photographer. By the way, let’s take care of the yearbook photo question. I include yearbook photos with my sessions. Most public schools do not require a certain photographer. I am able to meet the restrictions for many schools and take care of submitting the image for you.
Tips for choosing a great Senior Photographer
Specialty art products
Are you looking for digital files or a photographer that will work with you through the whole process and provide you with heirloom products that stand the test of time? I do offer digital file packages so that is covered. Whew! And for those of you who want more, my heart is truly in the products that I provide. Have you purchased a photo session in the past and did you get digital files or products? If you purchased digital files have you printed them, are they on your walls and you are in love with the products you found or is the disc or usb in a drawer somewhere? I hope those images are on your wall or in a beautiful, appreciated, album or print box. Let me walk you through the whole process starting with talking about product options and ending with great products in your hand to treasure.
Senior portrait locations
What kind of places speak to your senior? Is she a country girl who loves wildflowers? Does your son love the big city or is he happy to roam his home town? I spend a lot of spare time checking out new locations so that I have something in mind for each Senior that I meet. Expect to wander a bit during your session and we’ll find some great new spots together as well. And don’t worry about posing. I’ll get you started and fine tune your poses as well. If your senior has a passion I’d love to incorporate that into their session. Are they into music, mountain biking, theatre, etc.? While I’m located in Rochester, I’ve done and am happy do sessions from Plymouth and Northville to Grosse Pointe and beyond. I love Detroit photo sessions too! I know so many great spots down there and like I mentioned I’m also searching for fresh, fun spots just for your senior.
To get the most out of your senior session preparation is key! I have a lot of information on what to wear and how to prepare for your session. Each client gets a client portal which houses all their information. No need to search through countless emails of look for old texts. My senior magazine is available to get us started on what to expect. Then we’ll talk in person (I’ll buy the coffee, iced tea or dessert) or over the phone to start planning the session. Meeting in person is a great way to see some of the great products I offer and I can’t wait for you to check them out! You may fall in love with a certain product right from the beginning and we can shoot with that product in mind, or you might not settle on one until later and I’ll be there all the way through to help with those decisions. You can see some of those fine art products on my website, and I’m in the process of any some great new items as well!
I include yearbook photos with my sessions so we’ll check with your school so that I have their requirements. I’ve been doing this for years with many different schools so no worries.
After your Photo Session
I love to offer the full service so if you are not ready to be let go with a handful of digital files that you may well not getting around to doing anything with then look for a photographer with a well researched offering of products that fit your needs. After your session we’ll meet a few weeks later to go through your proofs and I’ll have my sample products with me. From helping to fill a wall or create a wall collection with other portraits, I’m there to help. Or maybe you would love an album with a duplicate copy for grandparents or yourself if your senior calls dibs on the first one! From gift prints (8x10s, 5x7s) to wallets and custom graduation announcements I’m here to help you get just what you want!
Please check out my pArt of Life Photography Senior Magazine. I’d love to talk to you soon about a fun, personalized senior session made just for your senior!